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Jaffa speaks on America's natural law tradition, Sept. 29

Jaffa, professor emeritus of government at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School, will deliver this year's inaugural lecture of the America's Founding and Future series on Monday, Sept. 29.

His address, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building, is titled "Natural Law and American Political Thought." It is expected to explore the philosophical roots of the Declaration of Independence, the abolition of slavery and current constitutional jurisprudence.

Currently a distinguished fellow of The Claremont Institute, Jaffa is an authority on America's natural law tradition. His published works include his widely acclaimed study of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, "Crisis of the House Divided" (1959), as well as the first volume of its sequel, "A New Birth of Freedom" (2000). His other books include "The Conditions of Freedom" (1975), "How to Think About the American Revolution" (1978), "Thomism and Aristotelianism" (1979), "American Conservatism and the American Founding" (1982), and "Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution" (1994).

Jaffa's lecture is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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